The Levee Restaurant and Bar

THE LEVEE is open at the Holiday Inn Downtown Alexandria

Maison Louisiane Catering headed by Chef Ben and Keri Fidelak will debut THE LEVEE at the Holiday Inn Downtown Alexandria is now open at the Holiday Inn Downtown Alexandria. The opening marks the first restaurant for the Fidelaks, who have specialized in Louisiana Cuisine for the past two decades. The menu from Chef Ben will be heavily influenced by the diverse regions of our great state, from the pea patches in the north to the swamps of the south.

Photo by Addyson Baden, KALB

Ribbon cutting for new Holiday Inn downtown in Alexandria

ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB) – As the city of Alexandria works to revitalize downtown, businesses are starting to boom again.

What was once known as the old Fulton Hotel has changed management and is now officially open under a new name.

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held at the new Holiday Inn on Thursday night to celebrate it’s future in the community.

Offerings inside the hotel include an Eddie’s Barbeque and seafood restaurant, the Levee Bar, and also a Body Tao Spa that features yoga, massages, and a hair salon. It has 168 rooms and a very large convention hall that recently held the Louisiana Municipal Association’s mega conference.

Louisiana Municipal Association

79th Annual Louisiana Municipal Association

ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB) – A new hotel in downtown Alexandria hosted the Louisiana Municipal Association for their 79th annual convention this weekend.

This was the first time that the city of Alexandria hosted the convention in seven years, and many attendees were surprised by how much the city had improved, beginning with the new hotel.

“You know, it was kind of like a shock, and pleasantly shocked,” said Mayor Wayne Theriot from the village of Maurice.

Jay Sharplin, of the Holiday Inn, said he was proud of the way his staff sprang into action.

“Got everybody together, had a little pep rally, and they really pulled together; we couldn’t do it without our staff,” said Sharplin.